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The arrival in the United Kingdom (UK) of the Hymenoscyphus fraxineus fungus, which causes chalara ash dieback, has created an uncertain future for our native 'common' ash (Fraxinus excelsior) as a woodland, hedgerow and urban tree species.
There is evidence, though, that with good science and management, ash will continue to feature in our landscapes, and this manual has been written in support of this goal. It:
Action will depend very much on owners’ and managers’ objectives. The advice given here is therefore neither exhaustive nor prescriptive, and it will be revised as our knowledge and understanding of the disease develops.
1. Introduction and contents – this page
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